Sooo… this is just an idea or five that I’ve had rattling in my head for a little bit. It’s basically a modernized AvRen Zombie IRP with elements of mafia rulership thrown in, and a few other crazy things that make this 21st century AvRen fanfic just outright wild. However, that’s the fun part.
Granted, I probably raped every character's personality that appears in this story somehow, even Zuroc. Furthermore, there are a few [two, I believe] of my own TOAS OCs thrown in, but don’t worry, they’re not the main characters. I’m not that biased.
Did I have fun writing this story [or rather, the parts I’ve finished]? Yes, I did. Do I have regrets about what I’ve done to the characters? Not at all. I’m satisfied with the roles that I’ve given the characters, including my own. I didn’t want to favor al of my own characters, as that would be untasteful and uninteresting. If there is anyone I’m missing or if anyone wishes for a guest appearance of some sort, let me know.
Oh, and there are two or three characters from the show that cameo with significant roles. That said and done, here’s the prologue and character cast. And please tell me you get what "Ay-Pi" means, and what W-T, E-K, and F-N mean.
THE STORY (PROLOGUE)
There was once a time when the city of Ay-Pi was a peaceful, harmonious metropolis. But that was long, long ago. Now, it’s run by mafia-like gangs, who have taken over the four sectors of the city and rule them with their mobs and followers as if they were theirs to do so with. The issue that has arisen even more recently, however, is the issue of the zombie raids. These zombie figures, former members of the local populace from all four sectors, seem to have a way to be controlled. Zuroc Takamatzu did this very thing, leading an invasion force against the A-B sector of the city, where most of the airbenders were. The airbenders being easily the weakest population of Ay-Pi, fell like dominos to Zuroc’s grasp.
However, her reign of terror was short-lived, as not much later she was apprehended by Scarlet Kaji-Yuri and Heng Geng, who, for reasons of their own, gave the rulership to a fellow Fire Nationer, Sage Yao.
Zuroc was imprisoned in a mental asylum, where she resides to this day. She is much calmer now—or so it seems, but the city is far from being peaceful again. Zuroc’s capture did not end the zombie raids, meaning that there was someone out there getting more zombies, and more importantly, controlling them. This is where our story picks up—with our heroes Ryo and Mathius, searching for the source of the zombies, and more importantly, a way to bring Ay-Pi back into prosperity.
The Role which heroes [and villains] Play on an International scale:
[character cast. *= TOAS character, **= canon Avatar character. Iroh is UI]
Color is nationality, and characters without set ages got one assigned to them.
Ryo [M, 32] Usually tags along with Mathius, as his logic sometimes gives him the inspiration he needs. Ryo supports the F-N in this war, but is willing to accuse Scarlet if logic points him in that direction.
Mathius [M, 23]A well-known hero of AP, known almost too well due to his always poking around for evidence of such and such a crime or event. He is currently trying to get to the bottom of the zombie cases.
Scarlet Kaji-Yuri [F, 25] “The cultist”. She is edgy around people, and people are edgy around her, many fearing that she possesses arcane powers. She is easy going, but seems too calm with all the chaos erupting around her. She has, however, seen and fought the zombies before, and has a head of one in her home. Moreover, her act of herism in imprisoning Zuroc has made her a hero.
Kilon [M, 27] The leader of the Ay-Pi police force. He claims to be just, but it has been rumored that like many other people, he simply works for the highest bidder, or the one that will keep him out of harm’s way. He visits Zuroc often, and the mystery behind that is still unclear.
Kichirou [M, 29] Notorious dealer who has helped out the bosses as well as the folks striving to free Ay-Pi from their clutches. Seems to have a thing for Scarlet, and claims to have met the zombies.
Hara [F, 24] Ay-Pi's news reporter, though she seems to have another identity as a warrior. She fights for the E-K region, loyally supporting them until the bitter end. She seems to have a very influential hand in the media and the way things are run in the ways of Ay-Pi. Has seen and fought the zombies before, helping Scarlet in defeating Zuroc.
Hama** [F, 93] The woman who rules the W-T sector of Ay-Pi as its boss. She uses whatever tactics she can to keep her grip upon it, and she has many followers. She is marginally insane—nearly as insane as Zuroc was before her fall.
Pasaraval [M, 32] The man who leads the E-K sector of Ay-Pi as its boss. He rules his sector with an iron fist, and his mobs silence anyone who questions them. However, reports of the zombie invasions have set him sending out troops to destroy these foes. He's not so concerned with domination as much as he is just keeping his sctor form falling apart like A-B did.
Zuroc Takamatzu [F, 66] The former boss of the defeated A-B sector, which was defeated because of her doings, who is now held in an F-N sector asylum. She is rather deranged, and her defeat and capture by Scarlet seemed too easily pulled off—as a result, she is highly watched and not trusted in the remotest, usually by Kilon or Heng Geng. She is also visited by Mathius.
Mai** [F, 15] Mai appears as a badass warrior who is so far invincible. Taking crap form no, one, Mai silences her enemies swiftly and effectively, most of the time not even being seen except for the trademark dagger which has found its way into her enemy’s throat.
Heng Geng [M, 90] Like Zuroc, Heng Geng has seen and fought the zombie raids. However, unlike Zuroc who used them to overtake the A-B sector of Ay-Pi, he invested all of his efforts into stopping them. Heng is a friend of Ryo and Mathius as well, and plays that “wise old man” part pretty well up to date. Ryo sometimes makes joke about Heng Geng and Zuroc.
Tenoko Dragmire* [F, 43] A very influential figure in the media, Tenoko usually prints stories that Hara wrote for her news channel in the city’s newspaper. They are in fact affiliated, and rumors that these two may be corrupt has led some people to question the media that is presented to the city as a whole.
Long Feng** [M, 39] They guy who controls the police and the media., and in essence, the whole town of Ay-Pi. It is rumored, however, that he is corrupt and mad for power, but his grand efforts to prevent zombie invasions have made him a hero in the eyes of the citizenry. Only the careful ones see through this.
Felix Rei [M, 30] The man who is rumored to be controlling Kilon and Sojun's police force, either by bribery or blackmail. Is called "The Shadow Boss" because he is constantly on the move--and in the shadows, seldom seen.
Sanaki Foxx* [F, 17] Martial arts expert and psychic hypnotist. Claims to be blind, and has a good friendship with Scarlet, who she calls “Scar”. She is believed to be in the same cult that Scarlet is in, as the two are often seen conversing about the subject, and zombies.
Necrobutcher [M, 24]a street thug who usually lives in alleys. He knows almost everyone in the dangerous parts of town, and for a small price, will lead a person safely through these parts and enlighten them with information regarding who is safe and who is not.
Arako [M, 33] His role is currently unknown. He is however, known to have connections with Sanaki, Scarlet, Hara, and Zuroc.
[members of AP that appear as random citizens. Most of them are going to die, but they are here anyways. If you're not on this list, you must not have been deemed important enough to be here.]
Uncle [Uncle Iroh]
Flavor [Rrrachael][attacked by zombies but is still aive and well]
that said, yes, people will die, yada yada. I already know what a lot of people will and will not be doing.